A Mini Holiday Project

October 25th, 2008 in member junk     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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Cute for a floral display.
Or on a Holiday table.
In its original state
Cute for a floral display.

Cute for a floral display.

Here's a little project that takes no time or talent for that matter. I bought a bunch of these plant stakes that you put the name of the plant on and painted them with a glossy orange paint. While that was drying I printed out the words and glued them in place. They would be great in a arrangement or just stuck in a potted plant like I have done or in a bottle on the Holiday table. I am going to do red and green for Christmas. I may even put names on them , clip the ends short and put them under the bow on a present. You could use them as place cards at your table in a bud vase with an appropriate flower at any holiday meal or even a wedding. Whew...It took me longer to write this then to actually do it! Have fun, Geo

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Georgia Moon Original
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Comments (9)

csudderth writes: A project that requires little time and talent---I'll have to jump on this one. These look really great. I can see having one for each of the grandkids in an arrangment. Where do find these plant stakes?
Christy Posted: 8:10 pm on October 27th
shabbychick writes: A "so simple" project - and love it for holidays (and how about some glitter too??)

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 2:43 pm on October 27th
CottageElements writes: Great project, Geo. I purchased a ton of these in the Target $1 section and was gonna use them for my son's graduation open house to try to use them as labels for the different types wings we served. Didn't seem to work out so I ended up using the restaurant holders Sue used in one of her projects. I'll have to paint them and put them to use in my holiday displays! Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 7:30 pm on October 26th
suewhitney writes: Way to go...GoGo! Haha that made me laugh. Love your ideas as always. LuAnn...great tip! Love things that will help save time.

Take care,
Posted: 11:50 am on October 26th
LuAnn writes: Georgia:

Never thought of painting these (even in the garden). These are great. Here's a shortcut for making the labels (the secretary in me)--there are self stick labels out there that can be used to type all your holiday words on at once, print and then place on the stakes. Saves from using glue--just a thought.

LuAnn Posted: 7:55 am on October 26th
junkinhart writes: Nice, nice, nice......very simple, very much needed piece to top off an arrangement for the holidays!!

Love it!

Cindy Posted: 5:41 am on October 26th
fellowjunker writes: This is so sweet Georgia!!! I love your ideas.
xojanis Posted: 1:04 am on October 26th
MimiToria writes: The painting of these is a great idea, as they really pop the words out at you. I have recently bought one for my garden with written words on it, but it doesn't pop as it is the silver natural color.
A fun project indeed, and an easy one, that would encourage newbies to take a shot at. All of us could do this, and it would add so much to so many different venues. Thanks for sharing a simple, but awesome idea.
Hey, Geo check back at my Hardware store posting, as I've included a follow-up comment and a few photos.
Gretchen Posted: 9:23 pm on October 25th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: The past two weekends, I have seen two different people walk away from the sales I was at with huge handfuls of these! Each time, I have been so disappointed, because I thought they had such potential. You have proven that they do! They are on my must have/must find list! Thanks for sharing, Geo!

Amy Posted: 6:40 pm on October 25th
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